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La Selva Biological Station 

La Selva Biological Station     #1324 Email Owner
La Selva has been a pioneer site in education, research, and conservation

La Selva Biological Station in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Heredia, Costa Rica, Member of Green Vacation Hub

Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Heredia Costa Rica

$60 - $88 US Dollars per Day

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Detailed Information:

La Selva Biological Station is one of the most important sites for Tropical Ecosystem Research in the world, and is located in the Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica. It is comprised of 1,614 hectares (3,988 acres) of old growth and disturbed tropical wet forest. La Selva has also been a pioneer site in education, research, conservation and ecotourism in Costa Rica since 1963 and one of the first private protected areas in the country, and together La Selva and the Braulio Carrillo National Park are part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Species diversity is spectacular, including more than 1,850 species of vascular plant flora, 350 species of trees, more than half of the 886 species of birds in Costa Rica, five of the six species of felines in the country, more than 70 species of bats, approximately 500 species of ants and thousands of reptiles, amphibians and other insects.  
Visitors to La Selva will have an educational, high quality experience with our knowledgeable bilingual naturalist guides who leads daily nature walks and teach about the amazing natural history ( its flora and fauna) of the tropical forest. There are 35 miles of well-maintained trails, some of which are accessible to the physically challenged, through activities such as: guided natural history walks, bird-watching, night hikes, short term projects and hands-on science activities, volunteer projects, river boat tours, and lectures. 
Sarapiquí is a popular tourist destination, just 1 1/2hr from San José, in close proximity to Arenal, Braulio Carrillo National Park, Tortuguero National Park and Barra del Colorado National Wildlife Refuge.  

  • Type of accommodation:lodge & Research station
  • Conference rooms
  • Hot water
  • Internet connection
  • Laundry facilities
  • Private bathroom
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Library
  • Gift shop
  • Available activities:Adventure
  • bird watching Eco/nature/wildlife
  • Educational
  • research
  • volunteering
  • Tours Visits to conservation projects
  • Walking/hiking

Pets allowed? No

We are a 100% smoke free establishment.

La Selva Biological Station
La Selva Biological Station



natural history group
natural history group


Green Profile:

  • Energy-efficient lighting
  • Linen and towel reuse program
  • We recycle
  • We provide guests the opportunity to recycle
  • We promote paperless communication
  • Unscented hand soap in rooms or available
  • Biodegradable cleaning and laundry products
  • We have smoke-free rooms
  • We have pet-free rooms
  • We are in a clean air area
  • We offer organic food choices
  • We offer local food choices
  • We offer vegetarian food choices
  • We compost

Contact Information:

La Selva Biological Station

Location:  Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui,  Heredia Costa Rica  676-2050
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For reservations, call 506-5240628

Fax: 506-5240629

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